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A portable Bluetooth speaker manufactured by Ultimate Ears.

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UE Megaboom 3 bass sounds garbage?

I have a UE MegaBoom 3, and a JBL Charge 4.

My iPhone uses R&B as the equaliser.

The Charge 4 takes every song I throw at it like a champ. The bass is fine, and slightly reduces if it’s too loud.

The UE MegaBoom 3 however is making a ‘thunk’ sound for its bass when the volume is above 50%.

I’ve used smaller BT Speakers, like the Dell ad211, and when the bass is roughly 70%, it makes the same weird ‘thunk’ sound with the bass.. and it sounds terrible. However this is a very old speaker.. 10 years or so.

Could anyone else test for me to see if they can reproduce the issue?

If this cannot be reproduced, have I got a bad UE Megaboom 3 speaker?

iPhone EQ = R&B

Song: Flawless - The Ones.

Alternatively, use this song.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8b-FEaGJ...

I’d ask on the Ultimate Ears reddit, however they only have one moderator or something, and it’s closed to invitation only and there hasn’t been a post for literally 30 days. The slash is basically dead.

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Ultimate Ears reddit site is open to anyone with a Google account, you'll need to make an account to post anything there (no different than here on iFixit), here Google is the owner of reddit site.

I doubt anyone here will be able to help you. Maybe buying another unit (which you’ll return afterwards) is the best way to test yours out in a side by side comparison.

I have two Boom2 units which I use in a stereo pair that offer acceptable bass. maybe you’re expecting to much from this speaker.

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"Ultimate Ears reddit site is open to anyone with a Google account, you'll need to make an account to post anything there (no different than here on iFixit), here Google is the owner of reddit site."

I'm confused...

https://i.imgur.com/GSGIr1d.png

Am I missing something here? :f

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I mean, given you own two Boom speakers, could YOU try do the text exercise to see if you can reproduce the problem?

It'd mean so much to me. :<

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@Sumona Florence - I did and I don't have a problem when its within normal volume (about 2/3rds or lower) If I go the the max its just trashy. But that's true with any of these smaller speakers as they just don't have the full range a proper set of speakers have. I have a set of Bose 501 which deliver much better bass. But they are even limited too!

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Bit late to reply but, turns out what I'm hearing is 'Bass Clipping' because my R&B EQ setting is demanding too much at 50% volume and higher which is a shame. Wish it automatically compensated like the JBL Charge 4 did.

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